About carrying their light: I’ve always liked writing about my experiences with the gods, and I’ve had a long-standing hope that my experiences would be useful or interesting to someone who is in the same place I was not that long ago. I try to write from a personal perspective, and share my own views and practices. Sometimes I get carried away with theological or philosophical rambling; a side effect of thinking too much all the time. Posts aren’t always consistent, as I am burning the candle at four different ends these days, but I try to make them worth reading when I can post.
I have a deep love for my gods and my community that fuels everything I do. I hold that divine love and the experience of it to be the most sacred part of my practice, above being historically-informed or research-based. While my practice is rooted in the spirit of antiquity (being Kemetic Orthodox), I firmly believe that as a priest and devotee it is the relationship between deity and man that makes a religious practice worthwhile. It is also that relationship and that divine love that moves me to write about my gods. If I didn’t love Them, I wouldn’t want to talk about Them, I think.
About Rev. Sema’a: I am a priest of the House of Netjer. I came to the Kemetic religion when I was 17 years old and just about to start college. I joined the Kemetic Orthodox beginners’ class just as my first semester started and never looked back. I am a child of Wepwawet and Sekhmet-Mut; I am a beloved of Bast, Nut, Khonsu and Nebthet. I am also heri-sesheta for Wepwawet. The gods I deal with primarily are my Parent deities. My Beloveds are more like the supporting cast in my religious life, though no less necessary or loved. Though I am ordained clergy, I do not blog in any sort of official capacity for the House of Netjer, nor am I any kind of expert on ancient Egyptian theology. I just share my experiences and hope for the best.
On the mundane side of things, I work as a licensed counselor in a mental health setting. I live with my husband, our shepherd/husky mix, Riza, and our two cats, Hardison (the boy-cat) and Kharis (the sweet baby girl). I enjoy video games, science fiction novels, and most kinds of hot drinks — tea, coffee, cocoa… yum!